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Torn lateral meniscus, should I have meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Torn lateral meniscus, should I have meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is greater risk for arthritis. Every tear however cannot be repaired, and the tear pattern, location of tear, quality of tissue, and expectations of the patient need to be considered. There will be restrictions after surgery if the meniscus is repaired. ...Read more

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Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $2000. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesia, etc. And it can be substantial ie >$20k if you dont have insurance. ...Read more

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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Acl: Yes. These injuries require surgery especially if the meniscus tear is causing pain or your knee to lock up. ...Read more

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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read more

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Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more

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Can a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus cause long term knee damage?

Can a torn ACL  and partially torn meniscus cause long term knee damage?

Yes: Without surgical rx of both acl & meniscus. U r left with serious mechanical & instability issues in ur knee that will lead 2 wearing of the joint surfaces and arthritis early on. @ ur young age it needs to b fixed now. ...Read more

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Which is more serious injury: a torn patella tendon or a torn acl?

Which is more serious injury: a torn patella tendon or a torn acl?

Both.: They are both serious injuries. A torn patellar tendon results in a knee that doesnt function. An ACL tear results in an unstable knee, that can give out on you. The patellar tendon always requires surgical repair. The ACL usually requires surgical repair. ...Read more

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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different. ...Read more

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Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Dislocation: An isolated ligament tear in the knee can cause profound instability but rarely if ever a "dislocation" of the knee. Typically you would need at least 3 ligaments torn to cause a dislocation. A single ligament such as the lcl may cause a sense of subluxation (partial separation) of the joint but not a dislocation. ...Read more

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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read more

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I have a torn lateral meniscus.Which is better a meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

I have a torn lateral meniscus.Which is better a meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Repair is better: Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee. Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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Ruptured acl, torn meniscus, moderate MCL & bone contusions. Please help me!?

Ruptured acl, torn meniscus, moderate MCL & bone contusions. Please help me!?

ACL deficiency : Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

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What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

Separate structures: The acl is a ligament in the center of the knee that holds the knee together by preventing certain knee rotations and translations. The kneecap (or patella) is a bone in the front if the knee that assists the quad muscles in straightening your knee. The play very different roles in the knee. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Orthotics can help: There is most likely a biomechanical issue. If the deltoid and posterior ligaments are intact, you should be able to recover fairly well. Alignment and stability issues can be addressed via custom orthoses/bracing. ...Read more

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Mcl sprain after dislocation of patella. Recent lateral release , meniscus repair . How do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain

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Mcl sprain after dislocation  of patella. Recent  lateral release , meniscus repair . How  do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain

Cannot be sure: An MRI is an appropriate imaging study to detect a ligamentous or meniscal tear. A physical exam by a physician can help distinguish between different injuries, but symptoms such popping noises wouldn't necessarily signify a tear or not. ...Read more

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What does anterior cruciate ligament ACL injury feel like?

What does  anterior cruciate ligament ACL injury feel like?

Giving way: Classically people describe a buckling, twisting, or giving way episode in the knee, with a popping feeling. Sometimes the pop is audible. Commonly there is swelling, limited ability to walk, and then associated stiffness+pain; as swelling goes down, pain will go away, but instability (wobbly/buckling) feeling with quick changes of direction persists; some people have minimal pain/swelling. ...Read more

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Can i return to soccer after grade two ACL meniscus injury.

2 problems, grd-2: ACL is usually incompetent. It does not stretch. It is surgical. I don't know what 2 grd-2 meniscus is if that's what U meant. ...Read more

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Knee keeps jarring back, knee, ankle & foot very painful, swollen & foot very cold, do have old meniscus & acl injury, recent pain for unknown reason?

Knee keeps jarring back, knee, ankle & foot very painful, swollen & foot very cold, do have old meniscus & acl injury, recent pain for unknown reason?

Get checked: You'll want to get checked and treated right away. Although unlikely given the short description, infected joint needs to be ruled out. Also, the cold extremity is very concerning for vascular compromise. Follow your instinct, but you may consider urgent care today or at least placing a call to your primary care doc or orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What pain is due to meniscus injury?

What pain is due to meniscus injury?

Meniscus: You can have pain with walking, twisting, or squatting. In addition there may be swelling, locking, or popping of the knee. ...Read more

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Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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How serious of an injury is a torn meniscus and pulled acl?

How serious of an injury is a torn meniscus and pulled acl?

Bad, you need fix it: More you wait the more fibrosis you will get the harder and dealy the healing. ...Read more

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How long would i need to expect for recovery after meniscus and ACL rupture injury?

How long would i need to expect for recovery after meniscus and ACL rupture injury?

Depends: Recovery for sports after acl surgery could be a year. Recovery for walking might only be 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Torn acl, lcl, and meniscus. How serious of an injury is this?

Torn acl, lcl, and meniscus. How serious of an injury is this?

What a trifecta!!!: Per your description, these are serious injuries and may take months to recover, depending the degree of injury as well as appropriate/timely treatment and rehabilitation. Surgeries may be needed, depending your pain, level instability, and your desired level of activities. It is tough to tell without more details/exam. I suggest following up with doc closely. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home exercises gor meniscus injury?

Home exercises gor meniscus injury?

Mo: Meniscal damage is an internal injury & poses a mechanical problem. 2 b sure it meniscal c ur orthopedic surgeon & b evaluated. No exercise can help it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meniscus injury?

What is the definition or description of: meniscus injury?

Cartilage injury: The menisci (plural of meniscus) are 2 crescent, wedge shaped pieces of cartilage that are situated between the thigh bone (femur), and the leg bone (tibia) at the knee. One can imagine what can happen to these menisci when these 2 bones "jam" and twist against each other. The menisci can tear at various shapes and places, or "shear off" the knee attachment (capsule). This is a meniscal injury. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus injury is where?

Let me explain: In the knee on the inside part of it.Thank. ...Read more

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How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

Too much pain: If you can run and do your thing, then you dont knee it fixed. If it hurts all the time and stops you from your activities or impairs your function then get it fixed. ...Read more

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If surgery isn't necessary, how long will it take for a minor meniscus injury to heal?

Depends on location: All soft tissues generally heal in about 3-4 weeks but the scar matuaration takes longer. Only peripheral tears of meniscii have a chance of healing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a meniscus injury or just a strain?

Meniscus vs strain: The tincture of time. A strain will usually resolve in a short period of time(a month or less). Most symptomatic meniscal tears will continually be painful and will intermittently swell. ...Read more

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Knee hurts, it clicks and pops, could it be a meniscus injury?

Maybe: With what you describe it could be. Did you have an injury to your knee or did it start doing this on its own? Not all that clicks and pops in a knee is a meniscal injury. Other things can cause this sensation as well. Some bad, some not. Best to see Sports Med doc or Orthopedic doc for evaluation. Dr R ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from meniscus injury?

It depend: If the injury is tear of the meniscus and the tear was taken by arthoscopy it should take 3-4 weeks to heal.If the meniscus was repaired it take about 3-6 month.Good luck .Thanks. ...Read more

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Best non surgical treatment for meniscus injury?

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Meds, activity mod: Hard to say exactly without knowing how extensive a meniscus injury but likely you may have some underlying degenerative changes (arthritis) and the meniscus tear may be one component of that. Options: oral joint health supplement, oral NSAID (motrin/naprosyn etc), minimize high impact exercise (running), and possible injections (cortisone or viscosupplementation). ...Read more

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What should I do with my knee while awaiting surgery for a meniscus injury?

What should I do with my knee while awaiting surgery for a meniscus injury?

Quard exercise: Try to exercise your muscles around the knee to keep in shape that make recovery go faster. Thank you. ...Read more

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How badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

How badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

Many factors: If it is repairable and heals and there is no arthritis--there may be no limits. On the other hand, if the tear leads to loss of meniscal function coupled with arthritis, limb malalignment and an elevated bmi-- high impact exercise may be discouraged. ...Read more

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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery C-shaped disc that cushions the knee, ...Read more